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Ninth Circuit assesses use of player likenesses in video games
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • August 6 2013

On Wednesday, July 31, 2013, the Ninth Circuit issued two opinions assessing the parameters of use of individual player likenesses in video games in

Supreme Court strengthens copyright first sale doctrine
  • Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC
  • USA
  • March 19 2013

The U.S. Supreme Court today issued its decision in Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. In a 6-3 ruling, the Supreme Court held that the first sale

No geographical limitation to the “first-sale” doctrine
  • Fish & Richardson PC
  • USA
  • March 21 2013

On March 19, 2013, in a 6-3 decision in Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, the Supreme Court held that U.S. copyright owners may not prevent the

Next time, buy the CDs
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • July 31 2013

Following the lead of other courts addressing statutory penalties for illegal music downloading, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

Instagram federal class action over user terms dismissed under CAFA
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • July 30 2013

Earlier this month, Judge William Alsop of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California dismissed a proposed class action lawsuit

High Court to clarify scope of laches defense in copyright actions
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • February 5 2014

On January 21, the US Supreme Court heard oral arguments to determine whether the equitable defense of laches can bar or limit copyright infringement

Sherlock Holmes and the public domain
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • USA
  • February 14 2014

Over his illustrious 125-plus-year career, Sherlock Holmes has captured the public's imagination by catching thieves, stopping assassins, and

Supreme Court to decide scope of broadcasters’ ‘public performance’ right
  • Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
  • USA
  • February 24 2014

In a case that could radically transform the broadcast television industry, the Supreme Court will soon address whether a company "publicly performs"

Update on the Aereo related disputes: the copyright fight over retransmission
  • Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
  • USA
  • February 26 2014

In December 2012, the Central District of California issued an injunction against Barry Driller Content Systems dba Aereokiller dba FilmOn X, a

Ninth Circuit recognizes copyright interest in actor’s performance in response to fatwa to justify takedown of video
  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • USA
  • February 28 2014

The Ninth Circuit became the first federal appellate court to hold that an actor has a copyright interest in her performance, holding that a district